The recommended dosage for 1:6 concentrated Maca is 2 capsules in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. However, you might want to experiment with different dosages until you find the one that works best for you. However, I do not recommend to excess 8 capsules per day.
There is some controversy about cycling Maca, some people think it should be cycled and some others don’t. When combining Tongkat Ali and Maca, some people take them alternatively (example: 4 days of Tongkat Ali, then 4 days of Maca). We believe that Maca should not be cycled because it is an adaptogen food: it contains many beneficial nutrients for the body and endocrine system. Hence, we believe that best result is obtained with continuous use.
Side effects and warnings
Clinical trials on Maca found no considerable side effects, therefore Maca is safe to use. However Maca should be used with caution when a hormone responsive cancer is present such as breast or prostate cancer, and women using birth control pills due to the potential effect on sex hormone regulation.
The use of Maca may decrease PT/INR values in patients being monitored for anticoagulation therapy.
Maca can stimulate the central nervous system and should be used with caution by people with hypertension.